Air Fryer Acorn Squash — The perfect fall dish, this acorn squash is baked in the air fryer to give you a crispy exterior and creamy interior. It’s gluten-free and vegan, so it’s great for those with dietary restrictions!
I’m a huge fan of squash. I always have been, and I doubt that will change anytime soon. But then again, as a vegetarian who has to cook for other vegetarians too, it’s my duty to find some recipes that are tasty but don’t include meat or dairy products.
And so the search began… Acorn squash is one of those veggies you can roast in the air fryer with salt, pepper and olive oil until it turns into a delicious dish! It tastes great when mixed with brown rice and quinoa; perfect for those looking for healthy alternatives to meat dishes!
This is a great dish to serve up at Thanksgiving or the holidasy, since you do not have to use the oven! Great excuse to buy a bigger turkey!
If you have been looking for some great ways to rosat up veegeable sin the Air Fyrer, some of my favorite Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes are AIR FRYER KETO BACON-WRAPPED AVOCADO BURGER BOMBS, AIR FRYER BUTTERNUT SQUASH. AIR FRYER CHICKEN, BROCCOLI, AND BELL PEPPER, and AIR FRYER CHILE RELLENO.
What Is Acorn Squash?
Acorn squash is a type of winter squash that belongs to the Cucurbita genus. It has a green, bumpy exterior with deep ridges and furrows. There are many varieties of acorn squash including the spaghetti, pumpkin, banana, sweet dumpling and golden nugget. Acorn squash can be used in both savory dishes or as a stuffing for pies or other baked goods.
Acorn squash are a type of winter squash that grows in the fall. They are high in vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Acorn squashes have a nutty flavor with a texture similar to pumpkin or sweet potato. You can use acorn squash for savory dishes like soups, stews, casseroles, curries and even risotto!
How To Cut Acorn Squash
If you have never cut acordn squash before, it can be a bit indiimiting. Here is how to do it so you can roast it in the oven or air freyr.
- Start by washing the acorn squash, they dry it off.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the acorn squash in the center.
- Slice through the acorn squash.
- Then using a spoon, scoop out the seeds, and membrane, discard.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Acorn Squash
- Acorn Squash
- Brown Sugar
- Ground Cinnamon
How To Make Air Fryer Acorn Squash
Cut the squash in half. Use a spoon and scoop out the seeds. Then in a small bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar, ground cinnamon and salt. Then use a pastry brush to brush over the acorn squash.
Set the acorn squash into the the air fryer, and set the temperature to 375 degrees F, (air fryer setting) for 20 to 25 minutes.
Is Acorn Squash Healthy?
Acorn squash is a deliciously sweet and nutty fall vegetable. It’s also packed with beta-carotene, Vitamins C and A, potassium, folate, and fiber. Acorn squash can be eaten raw or cooked in various ways, from roasting to stuffing to baking.
- 1 cup of acorn squash has only 115 calories, no traces of fat (0), 30 carbohydrates, 9 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein! So healthy!
- 18% of the recommended daily recommendation for vitamin A, 37% for vitamin C, 22% magnesium, 26% potassium, and 11% iron.
You don’t have an air fryer. You can easily make this in the oven.
How to Bake Acorn Squash:
The winter months are a great time to experiment with different recipes and ingredients. One of my favorite vegetables is the acorn squash, which has a sweet taste and smooth texture. To bake the acorn squash in an oven, follow the directions in the recipe, and then put the acorn squash on a baking sheet, place it into a preheated 375 degrees F oven for 50 to 65 minutes until the squash is fork-tender.
What type of Air Fryer Should I use for this recipe?
Air fryers are a great way to cook chicken, vegetables, and other foods without using oil. With so many different models on the market, it can be hard to know which one is best for you and your cooking needs.
Here are a few of my favorites; remember this recipe will work in any Air Fryer Basket or Oven model and will also work in the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Crisp Lid, Melathy Lid, and other specialty models.
Instant Pot Vortex: Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Basket Air Fryer with Digital Touchscreen, Customizable Smart Cooking Programs, Easy to Clean Basket, 4 Quart Capacity, and a Stainless Finish
COSORI: COSORI Air Fryer Max XL(100 Recipes) Digital Hot Oven Cooker, One Touch Screen with 13 Cooking Functions, Preheat and Shake Reminder, 5.8 QT, Black
MORE AIR FRYER VEGETABLE RECIPES:
- AIR FRYER KETO BACON-WRAPPED AVOCADO BURGER BOMBS
- AIR FRYER STUFFING
- EASY AIR FRYER BUTTERNUT SQUASH
- AIR FRYER CHICKEN, BROCCOLI, AND BELL PEPPER
- AIR FRYER PARMESAN CRUSTED ZUCCHINI CRISPS
- EASY AIR FRYER CHEESE FRIES
- 1 Acorn Squash
- 2 tablespoons Butter
- 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- Cut the squash in half. Use a spoon and scoop out the seeds.
- Then, mix the butter, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Then use a pastry brush to brush over the acorn squash.
- Set the acorn squash into the air fryer, and set the temperature to 375 degrees F (air fryer setting) for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Remove when fork-tender
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
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